Thursday, 16 June 2022

"John Rennon's Excrusive Gloupie"

She is known as an artist but - perhaps even more - as the woman who broke up the Beatles:. In an interview, Ono offers a different perspective: “I was used as a scapegoat, a very easy scapegoat. You know, a Japanese woman and whatever.”
“You think some of it was sexism, racism?” 
“Sexism, racism. But also just remember that the United States and Britain were fighting with Japan in World War II. It was just after that in a way so I can understand how they felt.” (via). An Esquire magazine article published in 1970 used racist language to mock her accent and called her "John Rennon's Excrusive Gloupie".


photograph of Yoko Ono via


  1. Abbie Winterburn17 June 2022 at 08:30

    Didn't know that story, thanks!

    1. "Gloupie"... incredible!
      Many thanks, Abbie, highly appreciated!